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South Dakota Crime Statistics and Rates Report (SD)

South Dakota crime statistics indicate a total upward trend in crime based on data from 13 years when violent crime was increasing and property crime was decreasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in South Dakota for 2018 is expected to be higher than in 2012 when the state violent crime rate was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 16.81% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 27.95%.


Property and Violent Crime

South Dakota Property Crime
South Dakota Violent Crime
2012 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,914
Forcible Rape585
Larceny and Theft12,845
Motor Vehicle Theft1,065
Murder and Manslaughter25
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)19,850
Property Crime17,168
Violent Crime2,682

State versus National Crime Comparison

South Dakota Property Crime vs. National Comparison

South Dakota Violent Crime vs. National Comparison

South Dakota crime rates by city (Large cities)


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